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FIRESIDE READING SERIES: Carolyn Porter, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate
February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
"Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate"
Seeking inspiration for a new font, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters in a Stillwater antique store and was immediately drawn to their beautiful handwriting. Though she couldn’t understand the language, she could see that they had all been signed by a man named Marcel Heuzé and mailed from Berlin to France during World War II. Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of her search to uncover the mystery of Heuzé’s fate while simultaneously developing the acclaimed P22 Marcel Script font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited years to be reunited with his family.
About the Series
With cookies in one hand and coffee in the other, enjoy six weeks of free readings at Hamline Midway Library. Now in its 24th season, the Fireside Reading Series is one of The Friends’ oldest and most popular events. The series annually highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year. These free programs are accompanied by coffee, cider, cookies, and book signings.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.